Archive - April, 2009

Basic Social Media Tool Flow

Bringing Social Media Path to life has come with some interesting challenges – like my plugin breaking on the “classes” page in Internet Explorer.  Despite the challenges in ramping up to site launch, much of my thinking has been focused around what and how to teach in our upcoming webinars. The bit-more-than-basic-how-to class “Social Media Fast Start” is an opportunity to enable beginners on a path of knowing their customers better.  As the desire of business to market through connecting and sharing online grows, likewise does the confusion and feeling of being overwhelmed.

So, my mantra through course development continues to be, “How can I make online marketing and community development easier to do and to manage?”

I developed this model, which I’ll be discussing in detail in class. I’m interested in any csocial-media-path-social-media-tool-flowomments.  I realize there can be an unlimited number of complex interactions between tools, platforms and technologies.  That’s what makes it the web right?  I left widgets and applications off the model in consideration of my prospective class audience.  I’m sure there are more tools that are not occurring to me.  Care to add something?

Social Media Club: Government 2.0

Yesterday the Sacramento Chapter of Social Media Club held an exception panel discussion on Government 2.0.  There were many insights around what government at the Federal and State levels are doing to embrace and manage initiatives.  The move from use of the web as an archive and distribution medium to one of communication and listening is enormously impactful.

Who we are as a governed people, and what kind of government we have has the potential to be back in our hands.  Caution: Beware those that will attempt to manipulate law and policy to get in the way of this happening.

The Social Media Club’s panel discussion was recorded live.

Panelist Bios are on the Press Release at SacStarts.

View/listen to the meeting on Ustream.tv here.

Disclosure: I (Jeff Marmins) am the intro speaker on the subject of transparency.

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Great grandmothers: inspiration and spiritual leaders

What a great inspirational story from CBS News Sunday Morning.  You are never too old.

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